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Apple Receives Approval to Sell Two iPhone 6 Models in Thailand

Takorn Tantasith, Secretary General of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) in Thailand, announced earlier this week that the agency has approved Apple's application to distribute two iPhone 6 models in the country, reports Manager Online [Google Translate]. The Secretary also tweeted word of the approval from his @TakornNBTC Twitter account.

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Google Translate version of Tantasith's Tweet

Apple reportedly filed the import application on August 5 and received certification of equipment and a written approval notice on August 8 for two iPhones with model numbers A1586 and A1524. According to government regulations, these approvals must be announced publicly, but details on the iPhone 6 handsets referenced in the documents remain sealed.

Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 6 in early September with retail sales to follow in the weeks following the announcement. Apple reportedly is prepping two iPhone models, with a 4.7-inch version slated to launch first this fall and a 5.5-inch version that could launch either alongside or up to several months later than the smaller version.

An application for approval in Thailand over a month prior to the device's expected introduction is unusual and suggests Apple may be planning for a very large number of countries in the initial wave of launches. For the iPhone 5s, Thailand was part of the second wave of launches that took place on October 25, 2013, and the company reportedly did not apply for approval in the country until September 16, 2013.

Related roundup: iPhone 6

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15 weeks ago
A better combination would be 4.7 and a normal 4, wouldn't it? I mean, that keeps both the people who want the same size and the group that wants something bigger.
Rating: 19 Votes
15 weeks ago
I want this iPhone 5.5 to actually be 5.7 or similar, just so all these people who claim it isn't happening can be right but still so wrong.
Rating: 16 Votes
15 weeks ago
First! Sorry, couldn't help myself. iPhone 6 4.7" and 5.5" all but confirmed, though! This is the most reliable evidence we have thus far.
Rating: 10 Votes
15 weeks ago
The "highest" model number for the current iPhone 5C is A1532, and now this rumor is talking about an A1533. Seems as likely as anything that A1533 is the new $99 model.

http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/iphone/iphone-faq/differences-between-iphone-5c-models.html
Rating: 10 Votes
15 weeks ago
But if Thailand for to iPhone 6 models be two. Awesome is evidence the.

D.
Rating: 9 Votes
15 weeks ago
Two versions or not,I honestly don't care. I just want a new iPhone with a larger screen 4.7 or whatever it may be. :D
Rating: 9 Votes
15 weeks ago
Sorry. But this is not confirmation. Hello free iPhone 5C with 8GB storage.
Rating: 8 Votes
15 weeks ago
Still doesn't mean there will be a 5.5" iPhone 6... :rolleyes: :apple:
Rating: 6 Votes
15 weeks ago
Cue the "but the 5.5" iPhone doesn't exist" comments and memes...

EDIT: Beaten by half a second.

Also, Tim is probably not liking that Secretary now for that tweet.
Rating: 6 Votes
15 weeks ago
As expected, 5.5" doesn't exist because there is just no leaked parts for 5.5" so far.

"Apple reportedly filed the import application on August 5 and received certification of equipment and a written approval notice on August 8 for two iPhones with model numbers A1586 and A1524."

A1586 no doubt is the new iphone 6 as the model number is by far the largest, even larger than any model for Iphone 5S.

Right now, the highest Iphone 5C model is...guess what? A1532. Iphone 5C model is even higher than the unreleased A1524, so most likely this is a cheap 6C model.

Rating: 5 Votes

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